Dream a little dream of love and laughter as Shakespeare's most beloved comedy casts its spell on the enchanting Mary Rippon stage. Moonlight, magic and mirth ensue when four young lovers and a troupe of actors leave behind the confines of Edwardian propriety and find themselves subject to the wiles of a fairy kingdom with a distinctly Jazz Age flair. It's an enchanting evening of romance under the stars and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for children.
Shakespeare's great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders in his raw, ambitious quest for the throne. The ominous portents of three "weird sisters" and a warning from Banquo's ghost guide his bloody hand ... or do they? Set amid the harsh landscapes — both political and geographic — of 1980s Afghanistan, this dark and brooding vision is directed by Jane Page, director of CSF's 2009 smash hit, To Kill a Mockingbird.
A hilarious homage for Shakespeare lovers, haters and everyone in between as three actors frantically attempt to perform the entire canon — all 37 plays! — in a couple of hours. That necessitates some ... creative editing. Cheer the histories on the gridiron! Get down with Othello through the magic of rap! Pick up culinary tips courtesy of Titus Andronicus! "Shakespeare as written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz." — Los Angeles Herald
Richard II opens Shakespeare’s epic four-play "Henriad," the backstory to England’s bloody Wars of the Roses — the saga that ends with "Henry V." Good-hearted yet weak, "Richard II" is fated to be challenged by the aggressive, popular Henry Bolingbroke. At a time when image is everything in American politics, Richard’s tragedy poses critical questions about how to govern a divided nation.
Following critically acclaimed runs at CSF, Prague and New York City, Tina Packer brings her fresh, funny, brilliant exploration of Shakespeare’s women back to Boulder with the incomparable Nigel Gore. The overview is a comprehensive presentation of Shakespearean scenes, insights, and discussion taken from the full five-part series. You won’t want to miss this very special return engagement; two performances only! "The pair have an … astonishing chemistry as they inhabit Shakespeare’s creations." — The Denver Post